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Courtney Downman began working with glass in September of 2012 after enrolling in the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College. While studying she was recognized by Sheridan College with four awards and was selected for a Student Summer Residency Scholarship at Harbourfront Centre in 2014. Upon graduating Courtney worked as a Teaching assistant in the glass program at Sheridan College. Courtney was recently awarded the glass artist-in-residence fellowship at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON.
Gabriela is a Toronto based artist, specializing in glass and metal. Gabriela has studied, art, design, jewellery and glass at George Brown College, Sheridan College, Pilchuck Glass School and the Corning Museum of Glass. Gabriela is currently in her third year of residency at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, in the glass studio, with a specialty in kiln casting. Gabriela Wilson is a passionate educator; her experience includes teacher’s assistant at Sheridan College and at the Corning Museum of Glass as well as an instructor at the Living Arts Centre. Gabriela has been the recipient of multiple awards; her work has been exhibited across Canada as well as internationally, including the United States and Czech Republic, with work in the permanent collection of the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass.